Metro Exodus
Courtesy of Deep Silver

In their latest patch, developer 4A Games has removed Denuvo from all PC versions of Metro Exodus. This includes Steam, Epic Games Store, and the Xbox Game Pass versions.

Titled the “Metro Exodus Hot Fix – 27 May 2020”, the developers have posted the following patch notes –

We are pleased to let you know that the latest hotfix for Metro Exodus has now been deployed. This includes Denuvo removal, filter fix for Sam’s Story, and Epic save backups. We thank you for your patience during the wait for this update. The hotfix for Stadia users will follow, stay tuned for updates.

Hotfix notes are as follows:

Removed Denuvo from Steam, Epic, Xbox PC Gamepass versions.

Fixed the rapidly discharging filter issue in Sam’s Story on all platforms (extreme timer depletion in fog).

This fixes the filter issue just after getting the boat from the Humanimal hunter lair and proceeding into the fog beyond. Filters depleting quickly in the high rad zone near the sub-base without the proper hazmat suit from the fire depot is by design.

Added save backup functionality for Epic version in case of cloud save malfunction.

Browse to the default save folder to find a “.backup” folder.

Fixed camera rotation issue with the latest Nvidia Ansel update.

Fixed various crashes.


Initially, the patch game users an error message that said, “can’t find key, or key is invalid” when trying to launch the game. Deep Silver has responded to the error by saying –

We are in the process of rolling back the update and urgently fixing the issue that is causing a “Protection Error” message when trying to launch Metro Exodus on Epic and Steam. Please bear with us while we do this.

If you haven’t played the game yet, here are the links –

Steam – https://store.steampowered.com/app/412020/Metro_Exodus/
Epic Games Store – https://www.epicgames.com/store/en-US/product/metro-exodus/home
Xbox Game Pass – https://www.xbox.com/en-IN/xbox-game-pass

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